The Western Cape has now recorded the highest number of COVID-19 related deaths in the country, with the latest toll in the province standing at 28. This surpasses the death toll in KwaZulu-Natal where 27 people have died.

The Western Cape now has 1,279 cases, accounting for 32.4% of the country's total cases of 3,953.

Gauteng has the second most cases at 1,252, representing 31.7% of the total cases, although its death toll is far lower at 8.

On Thursday Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said there had been a steady increase in the number of COVID-19 positive cases, with 318 new confirmed cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 3,953.

He also reported that 10 more people had died from the virus, taking the country's total death toll to 75.

Of the 10 new deaths reported on Thursday, 6 were in the Western Cape, 2 in KwaZulu-Natal, 1 in Gauteng and 1 in the Eastern Cape.